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When we got on the bus the next morning I smile towards Hyunggu who had an open seat next to him. As everyone sees me get on the bus a few people howl and clap. My heart drops into my stomach, did they know?
I quickly sit down next to Hyunggu and glance at him. “You didn’t tell anyone about last night, did you?”
Hyunggu sends me a questioning look. “No of course not.” He hums, leaning his head down on my shoulder. As he does I make eye contact with Dayeon who had just stepped onto the bus.
She has a small smirk on her face but I ignore it. Don’t entertain her Jina. You’re better than her.
When we arrive back at the school I head to the back of the bus while Hyunggu collects our stuff from the seats. Mr. Oh hands me my luggage and I turn around coming face to face with Dayeon.
She smiles at me. “Did you have a fun time last night?”
My smile drops. Did she see?
“You see I did too whenever he came to my room last night once you were back in yours.” She smirks and I felt as if every ounce of trust I’ve built in him was threatening to fall.
“I don’t understand what you mean? Hyunggu and I are just friends.” I reply lying through my teeth. I mean I didn’t exactly know what we were after last night. But I’m sure friends wasn’t the answer.
“Friends don’t do what you two did last night, unless of course you’re a slut and do that often.” She laughs and shrugs. “I wanted to warn you that he came to my room, but if you’re,” she raises her fingers into the air to note she was being sarcastic. “‘Just friends’ then I guess you don’t deserve to know.”
She slinks off right as Hyunggu comes off the bus. My heart settles in my stomach as he comes to stand before me holding out my backpack. I take it into my hands.
“Did you go to Dayeon’s room last night after you met with me?” I say getting straight to the point.
He eyes me sheepishly raising his hand to rub at the back of his neck. “Uh yeah-.”
“Are you kidding me?” I cut him off. “What do you take me for?”
“Jina, you’re-.” He starts but I shove his luggage into his arms.
“Enough, Kang Hyunggu. Just stop.” I say quickly stepping back as he took a step forward. “This,” I gesture between us. “It was never going to work out.”
“Jina.” He states his eyes boring into mine.
“Today is the last day of the contract, in,” I glance down at my watch. “Ten minutes the contract is void anyways.”
“Jina, at least let me take you home.” He says frantically. “Give me a chance to explain things.”
“No,” I say firmly. This was what I was the most afraid of. Giving someone my heart and them breaking it and walking right out of my life. I wouldn’t allow him to walk out of mine, I would leave first. “Yanan wait!”
I rush past Hyunggu to Yanan’s side who is confused as to why I’m doing so. I grab onto Yanan’s arm and tug him towards the parking lot.
“What’s going on?” He asks confused.
“I don’t want to talk about it right now, can we go?” I say refusing the urge to glance behind me.
“Alright.” He sighs.
Yanan pulls up to my apartment complex and sighs turning to glance at me. “Are you going to tell me what happened?”
I was afraid. Afraid that if I talked about it I’d cry.
I take a deep breath and glance at the clock. “The contract between me and Hyunggu is over.”
“What why?” Yanan asks shocked.
“I don’t really want to talk about it.” I mumble. “I feel like an idiot.”
Yanan rests a hand on my knee. “Whenever you’re ready to talk I’m here.”
I nod. “Thanks, Yanan.”
He smiles. “Now let’s get inside.”
Jiyoon, Jiseok, Yanan, Hayoung, and I sat around my kitchen table. Jiyoon was rolling cookie dough into cookies and handing them to Jiseok to put on the pan.
We were all laughing about the first failed batch of cookies Jiyoon had accidentally burned while she was distracted talking to us.
Jiseok sits down the fourth cookie onto the pan and huffs. “Hurry up Jiyoon, these cookies should be done by the time Hyunggu gets here.”
I swallow at Hyunggu’s name. I’m sorry Jiseok but I don’t think he’ll be back. I knew he had taken quite the liking towards him.
Yanan glances at me noticing I’ve gone quiet. Hayoung notices as well.
I open my mouth to speak. “Uh listen, guys...”
The doorbell goes off and I quickly shoot up. “I’ll get it!”
I rush off to the door shaking my head as I open it. There my gaze was met with Hyunggu’s.
I quickly glance back inside before pushing him back so I can join him outside.
“What are you doing here?” I immediately question him.
“We need to talk.” Hyunggu says, a look of hurt evident on his face.
I sigh and move down the hall a bit so they couldn’t hear us talking from inside.
“Look, just so you know nothing happened between me and Dayeon.” Hyunggu states his facial expression suggesting he was serious.
I shake my head. “Then why did you even go to her room in the first place?” My hand goes out into the air as I talk. My body language easily showing I was angry.
He sighs. “Dayeon and I dated for a long time you know that, I was confused over my feelings for her when I first met you.” He pauses. “Those feelings I had for her were genuine, they just aren’t going to magically go away.”
My heart cracks once more. I hated him, I hate that just a sentence from him could tear me apart.
I rest my hands on hips. “Well it’s good then that they haven’t went away, now that I’m finally out of the picture not causing any misunderstandings between you two you can finally get back together.”
He opens his mouth to speak.
“I’m tired of my heart being played with, especially after trusting you so much, Hyunggu.” I say, my hands sliding off my hips. “When I signed that contract, I wasn’t expecting us to talk after a month. My thoughts on that may have changed throughout the month but right now they are back to how they used to be. We were never meant to be friends.”
“No, you don’t get it.” Hyunggu speaks up. “Last night was...”
I felt a twinge in my gut. “Last night was a mistake.” I blurt out cutting him off. Hyunggu’s face twists at my words. “I shouldn’t have done that, I knew I was being an idiot by going down there whenever the contract ended today. I should’ve held out.”
My hands roam up to hug my torso. “Physical stuff might not be a big deal to you, but to me it is.”
Hyunggu’s eyebrows crease. “Who says it’s not a big deal to me?”
I snort. “Everyone on the bus? They all applauded you this morning? You didn’t even do anything about it?”
He sighs and glances away. “Look Jina...”
“Hyunggu please, just leave.” I say looking down. The door to my place clicks open and Yanan steps out into the hall.
Hyunggu glances at him and back to me. “Look can we just go inside and talk?”
“Hyunggu she asked you to leave.” Yanan steps to my side.
I glance at Yanan. “I’m fine, go back inside.”
He shakes his head. “No, it’s alright.”
Hyunggu’s eyes form into a glare as he nods. “Are you serious?”
I glance back at him confused.
“This isn’t about Dayeon and me, it’s about you and Yanan.” He says running a hand through his hair. “So, what, after you used me to become friends with him you dump me? Is there something going on between you two?”
I look at him confused. Dude the only time I’ve ever had a crush on Yanan was in like fourth grade? Why would I like him now?
The door opens again, this time Jiyoon and Hayoung are peeking out of the door way.
This wasn’t how I pictured this going.
He laughs. “Did you lie to me about the concert tickets too? Was the whole fake friendship contract just to get to Yanan?”
Yanan laughs under his breath. “I don’t get what any of this has to do with me?”
Jiyoon glances at me. “Your friendship with Hyunggu was fake?” Her face screams betrayal.
My heart constricts again. “Jiyoon...”
“I spent my entire rent for this month on those tickets for you? And the friendship was fake?” She backs away as I step towards her. “All I wanted was for you to break out of your shell but you lied to me.”
She takes off as I move closer slamming the door in my face. I turn around in anger. “Hyunggu, go home.”
Hyunggu seems reluctant but knows that that was enough. He glances at Yanan before glancing back at me. “Before I go just know that I wasn’t playing with you.” He says being sincere.
Once his back is turned finally a tear slides down my cheek.
What just happened?
I sat in my room a half hour later. Jiyoon was in her own room. Hayoung and Yanan were with my brother waiting until my dad arrived. I was debating on what I should say to Jiyoon. I felt terrible. At the time of the contract I didn’t even think this would happen.
I didn’t realize how much this meant to her. I didn’t realize she’d spend so much on me.
I sat on my bed chewing on my lip. My phone dings letting me know I have a new message. I sigh standing up to pull it off of my desk to read.
It was a text from an unknown number. I open it, it was a link to a post. I click on it and it took me to Instagram where there was a video of me and Hyunggu on the beach.
I quickly click on the video so it will play. It starts right before Hyunggu pulls me onto his lap. And ends shortly after the second kiss started.
“Oh my god.” My heart almost stops.
Seconds later I find myself knocking on Jiyoon’s door. She was sitting at her desk when I came in, she glances back at me.
She rolls her eyes, she looked to be packing her bags up to head back to college.
“Jiyoon, I need your help.” I say softly. She notices my tone and groans. That let me know she was going to give in and forgive me. Whether it be right now or soon. We were still sisters.
“What?” She huffs throwing the shirt she was currently folding down.
I sheepishly pull out my phone, unlocking it, pulling up the video and turning it to face her.
Her eyes widen as she watches it. “Oh wow.” Her eyes flit up to meet mine and I could feel my cheeks go red. She pulls the phone from my hands and my hands immediately join together nervously.
“Well I mean it’s not like you’re naked or anything and the area isn’t well lit.” She nods glancing back up at me. “I mean you can totally tell who Hyunggu is, but it’s harder to tell who you are, you know if you hadn’t of been tagged. I’d say it’s worse for Hyunggu.”
I shake my head. “It’s never worse for guys.” I bite my lip as Jiyoon sits my phone down.
Right at that moment Yanan and Hayoung came rushing upstairs. I’m assuming they just saw the post themselves.
I shake my head trying to keep tears from falling. “God why did I let this happen? I’m such an idiot.” I move to lie down on Jiyoon’s bed.
Jiyoon sighs. “Don’t call yourself that.” She huffs pulling me back into a sitting position.
I pout. “I know you’re only talking to me because I accidentally made a sex tape and you feel bad.”
She shakes her head. “I do feel bad for you.” She pauses. “But I still don’t understand why you lied to me?”
I let out a low breath. “Honestly part of it was because I’m selfish and really wanted those tickets but another part of me was afraid to admit that I was afraid to make friends.”
“That’s what I really want to know, why are you afraid to make friends?” She rests an arm around my shoulder.
I glance down at my lap. “I’m just...scared that I’ll lose them, like mom.”
Jiyoon glances at Yanan and Hayoung who quickly come towards me pulling me into a group hug.
Once they’ve pulled back Jiyoon smiles. “Mom would hate to see you isolate yourself for just that reason.”
I nod. “I know, and I obviously learned that making friends is a good thing.”
She sighs. “I don’t understand why you haven’t told me of this fear before?”
I swallow. “I haven’t really told anyone, well except for Hyunggu.” I glance down as I say his name. “I just didn’t want people to know my weakness.”
She smiles. “I mean I am still slightly disappointed in you for lying but I’m glad you’ve come clean. I got to the point where I wasn’t sure if you’d begin to push me away once I left for college.”
I snort. “We’re sisters I could never push you away. Besides look what happened while you were away at college.” I gesture out into the air. “I made a sex tape and I haven’t even had sex.”
We both snort, Yanan and Hayoung laughing as well.
“Come here.” Jiyoon pulls me into a hug.
At school on Monday Hayoung, Yanan, and I walk down the halls together. I held my head high as I walked. I didn’t want them to know that them talking about me got to me.
As we round the corner towards my locker we stop noticing a big crowd around it. My eyes brows knit together in confusion. I rush into the crowd to find my locker. There written in red was the word slut and a picture of Hyunggu and I kissing at the beach was stuck on it.
Everyone was staring at me as I came to a halt and stared at what was there. Hayoung pushes her way beside me and I hear her tongue click pissed off.
I push back out of the crowd, why was she doing this to me?
As I get out of the crowd I brush past Hyunggu who immediately grabs my arm. “Whoa whoa, what’s going on?”
I rip my arm from his and glare at him. “So, what, you’re just going to play along with them? You aren’t going to say it isn’t true? You just let everyone believe we had sex?” I raise my hands out into the air.
Hayoung emerges from the crowd the crumpled-up picture in her hands. She spots the two of us and stomps over.
“I bet you’re happy the video leaked.” I say, moving to turn away.
As I’m turning I catch a glimpse of Hayoung shoving the picture into his chest.
“Are you going to do something about this?” She growls following behind me.
“Hey, everyone listen up.” Hyunggu’s voice raises. I stop down the hall to listen to what he’s got to say. “Not that it’s anyone’s business, but nothing happened at the beach.”
He pauses glancing around. “If I hear anyone talking about Jina or that video, I’m going to to kick your asses.”
“Understand?” He says his eyes connecting with mine.
Hayoung snorts sarcastically. “Job well done, Kang.”
Hyunggu comes running down the hall towards me and I turn to walk away.
“Whoa wait.” He says as I stop walking. “Look, I am really sorry about everything. If I knew who did this...”
I snort cutting him off. “I know who did it.” I say staring at him like he’s stupid. “So should you.”
He slowly nods. “Yeah okay, I’ll talk to her alright?”
I scoff. “No, this is something I’ll handle myself.” I push past him.
I don’t see Dayeon right away after that. It isn’t until the passing period between second and third that I see her. She’s heading into the restroom so I head in after her.
When I walk in she’s checking herself out in the mirror. I walk right up to her and she rolls her eyes.
“I know you posted that video.” I raise an eyebrow towards her and she laughs and turns to face me.
“Nope, wasn’t me.” She backs away from me and smiles. “But just so you know, if you have sex in a public place, you’ve gotta be ready to deal with the consequences.”
“It’s bad enough that a guy would do this but when a girl does it? Don’t you think that’s awful?” I say looking at her. Girls should stick together? More often than not we are the ones being attacked for things like this.
She shrugs. “Well I didn’t do it, so you’re harping at the wrong person.”
She moves to walk past me. “I’m glad someone did though, just shows who you really are.”
I squint towards her. “What?”
“You’ve acted like you’re miss innocent since grade school. It was as if I was the only one who noticed you weren’t.” She jabs a finger in my direction. “Hyunggu isn’t as confident as he seems to be, I’m not as tough as I pretend to be and you,” She pauses crossing her arms over her chest. “You aren’t as innocent as you pretend to be. You stole my boyfriend from me.”
I roll my eyes. “You guys have been broken up for over four months? I’ve only been on Hyunggu’s radar for one month.”
She shakes her head and laughs. “You think he hasn’t noticed you before a month ago?” Her hands flying out angered. “Jina stop playing innocent, we’ve all three went to the same school since elementary school.”
“That doesn’t mean anything, I haven’t talked to Hyunggu before a month ago. And even then we were only friends.” I exclaim.
She growls, shaking her head, clearly fed up with me. She storms out of the bathroom and I’m left alone.
I sat on the couch next to Yanan and Hayoung after school three days later.
“Thanks for coming over guys.” I smile towards them.
They both smile back. Jiyoon had left for college again this week so it was just us now.
“I still can’t believe you made out with Kang Hyunggu.” Hayoung shakes her head. “I didn’t know you had it in you, and with Hyunggu of all people? I mean not that I wasn’t expecting it to happen because it was beyond obvious you two liked each other but it’s still weird because of all people I didn’t expect you to end up with him?”
I sigh glancing at her. “Yeah me either.”
“Are you ever going to talk to him again?” Yanan asks drawing my attention to him.
I sigh, I mean I honestly didn’t know. “I don’t know.”
“You should.” Yanan nudges me.
“I agree with Yanan.” Hayoung intervenes. “You seemed happier when he was around.”
“I did?” I look between the two of them.
They both nod. “Yes of course, you’re so blind to everything.” Yanan sighs.
I send him a glare.
“You also told him things you’ve not told anyone before. I think that means wonders, you found someone you can tell anything to.” Hayoung states patting my knee. “Plus, you’re still obviously in love with him.”
I shove her hand off my knee. “Yah.”
She laughs at me and I shake my head. “He probably doesn’t want to deal with me anymore.”
“Or he’s just you know waiting for you to come talk to him? I mean you’ve shut down every conversation you’ve had with him for the past few days so he can’t really do anything.” Yanan sasses me.
Sassy Yanan would always win.
“Alright alright. I’ll go talk to him.”
Yanan and Hayoung stand up and walk out of my apartment complex with me. Hyunggu would probably be at his, Yuto, and Wooseok’s place tonight. Not his mom’s. So I head towards it.
Yanan playfully sniffs as I walk away. “They grow up so fast.”
I roll my eyes at him.
“I know it seems like just yesterday she was curled into me for movie night.” Hayoung sniffs as well.
Yanan laughs. “Go make us proud parents, Jina.”
“Oh so your married now?” I wink at both of them.
Hayoung scoffs. “Me marry him?”
Yanan snorts. “What’s wrong with me? It’s you that’s weird!”
I left them to their bickering. One day they could end up together but who knows?
I arrive at the Hyunggu’s place fifteen minutes later.
I quickly knock on the door and wait for someone to answer. It takes a minute until the door is clicking open. Behind it stood Wooseok. He seems surprised that I’m here, he didn’t wear his usual bright smile when I arrived. He probably thought I was here to yell at Hyunggu again.
“Oh hey Jina.” He offers me a smaller smile that usual.
“Hey is Hyunggu here?” I ask biting my lip waiting for his reply.
“Yeah, he’s upstairs in his room.” He puts his thumb up and over his shoulder to point behind him.
“Can I talk to him?” I swallow, this almost felt as if I was asking his parent’s permission to see him.
Wooseok steps aside to allow me room to enter. “Yeah sure, just please don’t hurt him too much.”
I nod and walk past him and up the familiar stairs until I stood in front of his door. It was already open and I could see Hyunggu. He was lying on his stomach face to the side staring out the window on the opposite wall from me.
I step inside the room and slowly sit down on the bed. The dip in the bed causes Hyunggu to roll his head over. He freezes when he sees its me.
“Hey.” I say awkwardly.
“Hey.” He replies sitting up a bit to rest on his arms so he can see more properly.
“I-uh came here to tell you something.” I let my hands rest on my knee so I can grip onto something while I say this.
Hyunggu nods. “Go ahead.”
I swallow nervously before letting my eyes meet his. “I like you, not in fake way and not in a friend way. I just...like you.”
There is a moment of silence before I sigh. “I just wanted to let you know that, so I’ll,” I gesture towards the door. “Just leave now.”
I move to the side of the bed to leave but his voice stops me.
“Don’t leave.” He murmurs, I stare towards the door waiting for him to continue. “I think I can finally explain myself now that you aren’t mad.”
I turn back around to face him. He’s no longer lying down, he’s sat up straight and is closer to me now.
“The reason I went to Dayeon’s room that night was to end things. I don’t know if she got the wrong idea by sitting with me on the bus but she was trying to flirt with me all day and I wanted to make it clear to her that I wasn’t interested.”
I stare at him as his adam’s apple bobs like he was nervous. “For a majority of this month it’s only been you, Jina. You were never someone to mess with for me. I may have not been over her when we first met but that quickly changed. To me you were just the person I needed, I can tell you anything and I just, I’m in love with you Lee Jina.”
I bite my lip as I felt it curving into a smile. “You are?”
“Mmm.” He hums moving closer.
He leans down kissing me straight on the lips. I wrap my arms around his neck as his hands move to my hips, he slowly pushes me down to the bed hovering over me.
However, our moment didn’t last long.
“I’m just making sure you’re not kil-oh shit sorry.” Wooseok’s voice tears us apart. “Have you guys ever heard of closing the door?”
Hyunggu flies back off me and huffs throwing one of his pillows towards Wooseok who laughs backing out of the doorway and into the hall.
“I’m glad you guys are good again. It wasn’t the same when you two weren’t up each other’s asses.” He screeches as Hyunggu hops off the bed to chase after him.
I laugh to myself as Hyunggu stops at the doorway. He too laughs before closing the door and turns around.
He has a smirk on his face. “You know the contract hasn’t really ended right?”
I squint sitting up. “What do you mean?”
His smirk widens. “I still have the second request that hasn’t been fulfilled.”
“Yah Kang Hyunggu!” I cross my arms over my chest. “I said nothing sexual!”
He laughs and comes forward. “You still think so lowly of me!” He sits down beside me and nudges me with his shoulder. “I was gonna suggest a date night or something?”
I stare at his lips, my eyes flickering to his eyes. “I think that sounds like a good request.”
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